Geology of Craiglockhart Hills

The excursion will examine the geology & geomorphology of the hill, making a circuit including the summits of Easter and Wester Craiglockhart.


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Excursion title: Geology of Craiglockhart Hills
Date & time: Wed 5th June 2019  7 pm Finish time: 9 pm
Leaders: Richard Smith, EGS
Excursion aims and description: To examine the geology & geomorphology of Craiglockhart Hills
Transport: Own transport or Lothian bus 10, 27 or 45
Meeting point: Top of stone steps, east side of Lockharton Crescent NT232 709
First locality: NT231 708,  south side of Craiglockhart pond

Parking on Lockharton Crescent

Excursion route: From the pond up Easter Craiglockhart Hill, then across Glenlockhart Road and up Wester Craiglockhart Hill and return to Lockharton Cres.
Terrain, walking distance, height gain: Varies from made paths, grassy paths to rough steeper grassy and uneven ground.

Walking up to 3 km, height gain of 150 m over the two hills.

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards: Watch out for steps; steeper rocky and grass slopes.

Take care crossing Glenlockart Road.

Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above: Wear stout walking boots or shoes; use walking poles if needed. Protective, waterproof clothing. Avoid cliffs and hammering.
Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed: Hi viz vests recommended
May dogs be brought on the excursion? Not recommended
Toilet information: None close by
Geological map sheet: 1:50 k BGS Sheet 32E
OS map sheet: 1:50k OS sheet 66
References: Craiglockhart & Edinburgh’s Seven Hills leaflet, published by L&B RIGS Group

Pavement Palaeontology

A tour of central Edinburgh localities that includes several stops with fossiliferous rocks used in the built-environment from Jurassic and Devonian localities. A particular highlight is the large number of fossil fish in the Caithness Flagstones outside of the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street. The meeting point at Mr Wood’s Fossils will feature a short talk about the late Stan Wood and his contributions to vertebrate palaeontology.

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Excursion title:

Pavement Palaeontology

Date & time:

19/06/2019 1900

Finish time:

2100

Leaders:

Alistair J. McGowan, BioGeoD

Transport:

No transport needed

Meeting point:

Party will meet outside Mr Wood’s Fossils, 5

First locality:

Meet outside Mr Wood’s Fossils, 5 Cowgatehead, Edinburgh EH1 1JY

A number of public transport options lead to major interchanges on North Bridge.

Parking is possible at Waverley Railway Station in the car park accessed from New Street.

Excursion route:

www.plotaroute.com/route/762934

Terrain, walking distance, height gain:

Walk is entirely on paved surfaces.

Distance: 3.1 km. Total ascent 60 m.

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:

No need for any high-risk road crossings.

Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above:

N/A

Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed:

No

May dogs be brought on the excursion?

Yes

Toilet information:

Public toilets at top of Middle Meadow Walk.

Geological map sheet:

Scotland 32E Edinburgh

OS map sheet:

Landranger 66

References:

Building Stones of Edinburgh, 2nd edition (EGS).

Lothian Geology – an Excursion Guide (Edinburgh Geological Society)

Both guides are available on the BGS Earthwise site

http://earthwise.bgs.ac.uk/index.php/Lothian_Geology:_an_excursion_guide

http://earthwise.bgs.ac.uk/index.php/Building_stones_of_Edinburgh._2nd_edition.

We will pass a number of other localities that feature in Lothian and Borders GeoConservation leaflets.

https://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/publications/geoconservation-leaflets/

Site explaining the work to renovate the Scotsman Steps. Printed copies are available from the Fruitmarket Art Gallery https://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/scotsman-steps/

Corstorphine Hill

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 7 pm

Corstorphine Hill

Leader: Ken Shaw

This geological and archaeological circuit of Corstorphine Hill will include disused quarries in Carboniferous sedimentary and igneous rocks, glacial landforms and processes, and Neolithic/Bronze Age cup-markings.

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Excursion title:

Corstorphine Hill

Date & time:

Wednesday 24 April 2019 at 19:00

Finish time:

21:00 approx.

Leaders:

Ken Shaw, EGS

Excursion aims and description:

To undertake a circuit of Corstorphine Hill and examine at least:

– Disused quarries in Carboniferous sedimentary and igneous rocks

– Glacial landforms and processes

– Neolithic / Bronze Age cup-markings

Transport:

Own transport

Lothian buses: No. 1 or 26 to top of Drum Brae Drive.

21 or 200 to Clermiston Road.

41 to Clermiston Drive.

12 or 31 to Corstorphine Road / Clermiston Road junction and walk over.

Meeting point:

Small car park off Clermiston Road North. NT2022 7466.

First locality:

As start

Excursion route:

Broadly clockwise round Corstorphine Hill. Route map on plotaroute.com.

Terrain, walking distance, height gain:

4 to 5 km of mostly made paths, some muddy. Some steep inclines and uneven steps. Some off-path excursions over rough ground.

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:

None

Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above:

None

Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed:

No – all of route is off-road.

May dogs be brought on the excursion?

Yes – hill is frequented by many dog walkers.

Toilet information:

None on route. May be able to use facilities in ‘Leonardo’ hotel.

Geological map sheet:

BGS 1:50,000 S032E Edinburgh; BGS 1:25,000 Edinburgh District Special Sheet.

OS map sheet:

OS 1:50,000 sheet 66; OS 1:25,000 sheet 350

References:

Corstorphine Hill. 2004. Lothian and Borders RIGS Group.

Henderson, J. 1872. On Corstorphine Hill, Near Edinburgh. Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society, 2, 29-33.

MacKintosh, A. 2008. Corstorphine Hill: the Finest Views the Eye can Feast on. Friends of Corstorphine Hill.

Mitchell, G.H. and Mykura, W. 1962. The Geology of the Neighbourhood of Edinburgh, Third Edition. Memoirs of the Geological Survey, Scotland.

Young, Grant M. 2008. The Story Behind the Wall. Friends of Corstorphine Hill.


Geology of Roslin Glen – Midlothian Outdoor Festival

The power of running water is very evident along the River North Esk. The impressive gorge downstream of Rosslyn Castle was eroded by water from melting ice a few thousand years ago, but rivers also flowed here in Carboniferous times, forming the local sedimentary rocks.

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Excursion title: Geology of Roslin Glen – Midlothian Outdoor Festival
Date & time: Sunday 11 August, 2019 11am Finish time: 2 pm
Leaders: Angus Miller Lothian and Borders GeoConservation
Excursion aims and description: The power of running water is very evident along the River North Esk. The impressive gorge downstream of Rosslyn Castle was eroded by water from melting ice a few thousand years ago, but rivers also flowed here in Carboniferous times, forming the local sedimentary rocks.
Transport: public transport / cars
Meeting point: Outside Rosslyn Chapel Visitor Centre, Roslin EH25 9PU
First locality:
Excursion route: Down into the gorge of the River North Esk then following the river upstream, past Rosslyn Castle and to the gunpoder works in Roslin Glen.
Terrain, walking distance, height gain: 5 km on paths that can be muddy in places, with steps. Route map on plotaroute.com.
Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards: None
Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above: None
Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed: No
May dogs be brought on the excursion? Yes
Toilet information: At Rosslyn Chapel (entrance fee)
Geological map sheet: 32 E Edinburgh
OS map sheet: Landranger 66 Edinburgh
References: LBGC leaflet – Esk Valley, available from https://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/publications/geoconservation-leaflets/

Around Castle Rock

Image: Edinburgh Castle Rock. Photo: Barbara Clarke

We shall examine some of the building stones of 18th to 20th century buildings on the walk from Lothian Road to The Mound via the Lawnmarket. We shall view the crag of the famous crag-and-tail of the Castle Rock and consider various interpretations of its origin. Contacts between the basaltic plug of the Castle Rock and early Carboniferous sedimentary strata into which it was emplaced will also be seen.

https://edinburghgeolsoc.org/downloads/lbgc-leaflet-around-castle-rock.pdf


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Excursion title: Around Castle Rock: a Geological Walk
Date & time: Wednesday 1st May 2019, 7.00pm Finish time: c. 9.00pm
Leaders: Andrew McMillan, Lothian & Borders Geoconservation
Excursion aims and description: We shall examine some of the building stones of 18th to 20th century buildings on the walk from Lothian Road to The Mound via the Lawnmarket. We shall view the crag of the famous crag-and-tail of the Castle Rock and consider various interpretations of its origin. Contacts between the basaltic plug of the Castle Rock and early Carboniferous sedimentary strata into which it was emplaced will also be seen.
Transport: n/a; many Lothian buses to Lothian Road (Nos. 1,10,11,16, 24, 34, 36, 47)
Meeting point: In front of the Usher Hall, 7.00pm
First locality: Usher Hall EH1 2EA, NT 248 733 (metered parking on nearby roads and NCP Castle Terrace Car Park)
Excursion route: Itinerary: Lothian Road , Cambridge Street, Castle Terrace, Johnston Terrace, Castle Esplanade (via steps of Castle Wynd North) if accessible, Castlehill, Lawnmarket, The Mound
Terrain, walking distance, height gain: Streets and Pavements; several flights of steps (Castle Wynd North) up to the Castle Esplanade from Johnston Terrace; mostly on the level or on gentle gradients, although steep descent on pavement to the National Gallery.
Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards: Crossing busy streets is a specific risk
Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above: Be diligent and look before crossing
Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed: Hi-viz vests desirable; leader will wear his
May dogs be brought on the excursion? No
Toilet information: None on the route of the excursion
Geological map sheet: 1:50k 32E
OS map sheet: Landranger 1:50k 66
References: Around Castle Rock (Lothian & Borders Geoconservation booklet) – also available online at https://edinburghgeolsoc.org/downloads/lbgc-leaflet-around-castle-rock.pdf

Building Stones of Edinburgh, 2nd edition (EGS)

Lothian Geology – an Excursion Guide (EGS) – City of Edinburgh – The Castles chapter by Charles Waterston

Building Stones of Edinburgh’s South Side – (Lothian & Borders Geoconservation leaflet)


Tantallon

Picture of Tantallon Castle - Edinburgh Geological Society


The impressive cliffs, islands and rocky headlands around North Berwick and Tantallon Castle are composed of lower Carboniferous volcanic rocks; but there are also subordinate sedimentary rocks that are fascinating in their own right. The jawbone of a tetrapod was found in the Ballagan Formation rocks at Gin Head north of Tantallon and nearby in Oxroad Bay similar rocks have yielded a diverse plant assemblage.

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Excursion title: Tantallon
Date & time: Saturday 1 September 2018 09:00 Finish time: 17:00
Leader: Tom Challands (University of Edinburgh), Dave Millward (BGS)
Excursion aims and description: To examine Tournaisian – Visean (Lower Carboniferous) volcaniclastics and sediments between Sea Cliffs beach and Gin Head
Transport: A coach will leave Waterloo Place at 9.00am to arrive at about 9:45am
Meeting point: Tantallon Castle car park (NT 591 848)
Coach route: A1 to Haddington, turn off at junction onto A199, continue past East Linton to turn off onto A198 towards Tyninghame and following the road round to the right through Whitekirk. Tantallon castle car park is on your right between Auldhame and Castleton.
Extra pick-up points: Milton Road
First locality: Canty Bay (NT 592 853) – base of the Garleton Hill volcanics. Wet weather option: Oxroad Bay (NT 598 848) – Contact between the Ballagan Formation and the Garleton Hill Volcanics. Oxroad Bay plant beds.
Excursion route: Walk from parking north along A198 to entrance to gate (NT 586 851) for road descending to Canty Bay. Walk east along coast for 0.7 km examining the base of the Garleton Hill Volcanics (mapped as ‘vent’) to Gin Head examine sediments and vertebrate-bearing conglomerates.

Continue east along coast to examine structures in volcaniclastics in Castleton Bay and sandstones and silts of the upper Ballagan Formation.

Move further east quickly passing over more volcaniclastics in Oxroad Bay where we will examine the Oxroad Bay plant Beds in the Garleton Hill Volcanics as well as laminated algal? deposits.

We will finally trace the base of the Garleton Hill Volcanics eastwards to The Gegan whilst investigating plant bearing sediments, dolomitised algal? Beds and massive slumping/deformation structures indicative of a dynamic and unstable volcaniclastic depositional environments.

Return to the car park will be made by following the road out from Seacliffs beach towards Auldhame.

Other exits back to parking can be made by ascending slope to field in Oxroad Bay (NT 598 848), Castleton Bay (NT 594 851), immediately west of Gin Head (NT 592 853) or in Canty Bay (NT 546 851).

Terrain, walking distance, height gain: 4 km, 50m height gain. Some VERY SLIPPY and VERY ROUGH terrain involving scrambling over wet tidal exposures. Alternative exits via grassy banks and paths may be muddy and slippy.
Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards: Risk of tripping/slipping – Medium to High. Steep grass banks may need to be negotiated. Coastal exposures will be slippy and uneven.

Risk from falling Rocks – Low to Medium. Coastal cliff exposures always pose the possibility of falling rocks.

Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above: Risk of tripping/slipping – Appropriate foot wear to be worn (walking boots, NOT welly boots) and walking poles if necessary.

Risk from falling Rocks – Unstable areas avoided and hard hats to be worn. We will employ a ‘buddy system’ where individuals look out for each other if straying too close to unstable rock faces.

Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed: Hard hats required. High visibility vests required.
May dogs be brought on the excursion? No
Toilet information: Toilet at Tantallon Castle. Next closest toilets are in North Berwick.
Geological map sheet: 33E and 41 OS map sheet: Explorer 351 Dunbar and North Berwick; Landranger 66 Edinburgh, Landranger 67 Duns, Dunbar and Eyemouth.
References: Bateman, R.M. and Rothwell, G.W., 1990. A reappraisal of the Dinantian floras at Oxroad Bay, East Lothian, Scotland. 1. Floristics and the development of whole-plant concepts. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 81(2), pp.127-159.

Bateman, R.M., 1991. Palaeobiological and phylogenetic implications of anatomically-preserved Archaeocalamites from the Dinantian of Oxroad Bay and Loch Humphrey Burn, southern Scotland. Palaeontographica Abteilung B, pp.1-59.

Bateman, R.M. and Scott, A.C., 1990. A reappraisal of the Dinantian floras at Oxroad Bay, East Lothian, Scotland. 2. Volcanicity, palaeoenvironments and palaeoecology. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 81(3), pp.161-194.

Smithson, T.R., Richards, K.R. and Clack, J.A., 2016. Lungfish diversity in Romer’s Gap: reaction to the end‐Devonian extinction. Palaeontology, 59(1), pp.29-44.

McAdam, A.D. and Tulloch, W., 1985. Geology of the Haddington district: memoir for 1: 50000 sheet 33W and part of (Vol. 41). HMSO.

Davies, A., Cameron, I.B., Elliot, R.W. and MacAdam, A.D., 1986. Geology of the Dunbar district: memoir for 1: 50 000 Sheet 33E and part of. HM Stationery Office.


Coldingham

This excursion will look at the Silurian rocks at Milldown Point and their relation to the adjacent Lower Devonian volcanic rocks: porphyrite and agglomerate. The Silurian rocks which crop out around Coldingham differ in character from those seen nearby and the main object of this excursion is to examine these rocks on the shore.

We will view the volcanic vent at St. Abbs Haven and then consider the nature of the Coldingham Beds and Linkim Beds at Milldown Point, their similarities or otherwise, and their relation to the volcanics. We will also visit Callercove Point to view the volcanic vent downfaulted against the Linkim Beds.


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Excursion title:

Coldingham

Date & time:

Saturday 16th June 9am

Finish time:

4.30pm Coldingham, 6pm Edinburgh

Leader:

Emrys Phillips, EGS

Excursion aims and description:

To examine the Silurian Coldingham and Linkim Beds exposed on the shore to the south of Coldingham Bay, looking particularly at structural features, with a view to establishing the origin of these enigmatic rocks.

Transport:

A coach will leave Waterloo Place at 9.00am to arrive at about 10.30am

Meeting point:

NGR for Car Park at Coldingham Bay NT 915 665

Coach route:

See above

Extra pick-up points:

Milton Road

First locality:

Car Park at St Vedas Hotel, Coldingham Bay NT 915 665

Excursion route:

From car park along shore to southeast, returning the same way; about 5km in total.

Terrain, walking distance, height gain:

Walking mostly on foreshore, shingle and rocks, ascents by footpath and along cliffs.

https://www.plotaroute.com/map/618284

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:

Uneven walking on rocks on foreshore, may be slippery if wet. Some descents of grassy slopes.

Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above:

Stout walking shoes/boots and walking poles if required.

Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed:

Hard hats recommended for some cliff sections.

May dogs be brought on the excursion?

No

Toilet information:

Toilet at Car Park (30p!) at start and finish of excursion

Geological map sheet:

1:50k Sheet 34 S & D Eyemouth

OS map sheet:

1:50k Sheet 67 Duns, Dunbar & Eyemouth

References:

Coldingham Excursion by DC Greig – Earthwise or Scottish Borders Geology Excursion Guide


Currie – Balerno circular

This excursion along minor roads and the Water of Leith walkway, will examine exposures of Lower Carboniferous Ballagan Formation exposed in stream sections and former railway cuttings. The walk will also view glacial and post-glacial landforms and investigate other aspects of the natural and man-made heritage of the area.


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Excursion title:

Currie to Balerno Circular

Date & time:

Wednesday 23 May 2018, 7 pm

Finish time:

9 pm approx

Leader:

Ken Shaw, EGS

Excursion aims and description:

1. To examine exposures of the Lower Carboniferous Ballagan Formation exposed in several stream sections and former railway cuttings

2. To view glacial / post-glacial landforms

3. To investigate other aspects of the natural and man-made heritage of the area

The excursion route is based on ‘Walk 5’ in reference 1.

Transport:

Lothian Buses No. 44, Curriehill Road stop (from town)

Lothian Buses No. 45, Curriehill Road stop (from town) or Riccarton Arms hotel (from P&R / H-W Uni.)

Meeting point:

At the small car-park at the start of the Kirkgate in Currie, south of the Water of Leith, just down from the Lanark Road West

First locality:

NT183677. Small car-park on Kirkgate to north of Water of Leith.

Excursion route:

Cross WoL and up to Lymphoy Road. West along Lymphoy Road to Balerno, then return along disused railway (WoL walkway) to start. Some detours to view stream sections & other points of interest.

Terrain, walking distance, height gain:

Mostly on metalled road or track. Some rough tracks and wet / slippy stream sections.

3.3m, 172ft ascent / descent. Shorter (1.6m) route possible in case of inclement weather.

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:

Some slippery rocks and rough ground in stream sections

Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above:

Appropriate footwear

Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed?

No

May dogs be brought on the excursion?

Yes

Toilet information:

Public house near meeting pint

Geological map sheet:

32W Livingston

OS map sheet:

1:25k sheet 350 1:50k sheet 66

References:

1. A Guide to Edinburgh’s Countryside: Habitats & walks within the city boundaries. Edinburgh Natural History Society, 1982. Macdonald Publishers, Edinburgh.

2. Mitchell, G.H. and Mykura, W. 1962. The Geology of the neighbourhood of Edinburgh, Third Edition. Memoirs of the Geological Survey, Scotland.


Siccar Point

Siccar PointThe promontory of Siccar Point is on a rocky and wild coastline just a few miles south of Dunbar, and is described as the most important geological site in the world. The site demonstrates an unconformity between two sets of sedimentary strata and was used by James Hutton to support his world-shaking ideas of geological time and natural processes. We will visit Old Red Sandstone exposures at Pease Bay before walking out to Siccar Point over a grassy field.

Aimed at new EGS members but open to all.


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Excursion title:

Introductory Excursion: Siccar Point

Date & time:

Saturday 8 September, 10 am

Finish time:

2 pm

Leaders:

Angus Miller and EGS Council Members

Excursion aims and description:

Siccar Point, described as the most important geological site in the world, demonstrates an unconformity between two sets of sedimentary strata and was used by James Hutton to support his world-shaking ideas of geological time and natural processes.

We will visit Old Red Sandstone exposures at Pease Bay before walking out to Siccar Point over a grassy field. This introductory excursion is aimed at new EGS members but it is open to all.

Transport:

Minibus

Meeting point:

Waterloo Place

Coach route:

A1 to Cockburnspath, park at Pease Bay

Extra pick-up points:

Milton Road, near junction with Park Avenue.

First locality:

Car park at the entrance to the Pease Bay Holiday Park, Cockburnspath TD13 5YP.

Excursion route:

Walk along Pease Bay to exposures at the west end of the beach. Walk from Siccar Point car park to Siccar Point.

Terrain, walking distance, height gain:

Rough paths and grassy fields.

Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards:

Steep grassy slope above Siccar Point, which can be muddy and dangerous when wet.

Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above:

Participants should only descend to Siccar Point if they are physically fit, properly equipped with walking boots and the conditions are suitable: dry grass, not windy.

Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed:

No

May dogs be brought on the excursion?

No

Toilet information:

Toilets and shop at Pease Bay.

Geological map sheet:

Eyemouth S34

OS map sheet:

67 Duns, Dunbar, Eyemouth

References:

Lothian Geology – an Excursion Guide (Edinburgh Geological Society, 1996), pp 146-151.

Siccar Point leaflet published by Lothian and Borders GeoConservation, 2015 – https://www.edinburghgeolsoc.org/publications/geoconservation-leaflets/

Route map – https://www.plotaroute.com/routecollection/363


Introductory Excursion: Arthur’s Seat

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. Photo: Angus Miller

The Arthur’s Seat volcano dominates the centre of Edinburgh and is a superb example of a small, partly-eroded basalt volcanic cone. It gives the opportunity of exploring different parts of the volcanic system including intrusions, lava flows and vent material. We will also visit Salisbury Crags to appreciate the contrast between surface volcanic activity and underground magma intrusion and the important site discovered by James Hutton.

Aimed at new EGS members but open to all.


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Excursion title: Introductory Excursion: Arthur’s Seat
Date & time: Saturday 21 September 2019, 10 am Finish time: 1 pm
Leaders: Angus Miller and EGS Council Members
Excursion aims and description: The Arthur’s Seat volcano dominates the centre of Edinburgh and is a superb example of a small, partly-eroded basalt volcanic cone. It gives the opportunity of exploring different parts of the volcanic system including intrusions, lava flows and vent material. We will also visit Salisbury Crags to appreciate the contrast between surface volcanic activity and underground magma intrusion and the important site discovered by James Hutton. This introductory excursion is aimed at new EGS members but it is open to all.
Transport: No transport necessary
Meeting point: Holyrood Palace Car Park, on the Queens Drive
First locality: Holyrood Palace Car Park, on the Queens Drive NT271 737
Excursion route: St Anthony’s Well, Dry Dam, Whinny Hill, Queen’s Drive, Salisbury Crags.
Terrain, walking distance, height gain: Rough paths and pavements.
Specific or Medium- / High-Risk Hazards: None
Control measures required to mitigate against any Hazards referred to above: None
Hard hats or Hi-viz clothing needed: No
May dogs be brought on the excursion? Yes
Toilet information: Holyrood Park Education Centre, close to meeting point.
Geological map sheet: Edinburgh 32E
OS map sheet: Explorer 350 Edinburgh
References: Discovering Edinburgh’s Volcano. A geological guide to Holyrood Park (EGS)